There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to Morocco’s first trade-focused hackathon held over December 2020 and January 2021, with the Smart Port Challenge 2020 generating more than 70 leading edge solutions to trade facilitation challenges.
Morocco’s National Ports Agency and National Single Window PORTNET, together with the Alliance for and Morocco’s port community, announce the first Smart Port Challenge 2020 hackathon which will take place from 18 December 2020 to 29 January 2021
Alliance and USABC announce collaboration to identify Covid-19 vaccine import challenges in ASEAN countries
The two organisations will identify the obstacles to distributing vaccines and related medical equipment in the region in order to help ASEAN countries bring an end to the pandemic
Listen to this podcast to learn more about about gender sensitisation in trade reform and international development
We are taking part in our first hackathon! Contestants will be thinking big about what we can do to use trade facilitation to deliver inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing and least developed countries
Toyota, a global mobility company, has become the latest world leading business to join the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation as a partner. Alliance partners provide their skills and expertise to Alliance projects which help developing and least-developed countries improve the ease of cross-border trade and unlock inclusive economic growth.
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation has undergone a process to gender sensitise its work helping countries to implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This paper summarises the lessons learned by the Alliance in building its gender mainstreaming approach and provides new insights on the nexus between gender and trade facilitation.
Virginia Ginnane from Reuters speaks to Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the UN at the International Chamber of Commerce about the impact of COVID-19 on global trade.
Webinar: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Emerging opportunities for trade facilitation
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (Alliance), which works to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, ICC Ghana, ICC Kenya, and ICC Nigeria, three chapters of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, brought together African businesses to discuss the potential benefits of the AfCFTA for African economies. In particular, the webinar looked at how its trade facilitation measures could boost intra-continental trade and the potential to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance)—with the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) national committees for Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador—held a webinar on how supply chains have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Total Transport and Logistics Costs (TTLC) methodological note is now available online.
How can technology move us towards a future where all businesses can participate in international trade? Craig Atkinson, an independent trade facilitation consultant, shares his views on how an “Internet of Rules” can modernise access to information.